Result: Petra Kvitova cruises past Mona Barthel to reach third round

Petra Kvitova sets up a meeting with Venus Williams by thrashing Mona Barthel 6-2 6-0 in the second round of Wimbledon.

Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova booked her spot in the third round in style by thrashing Mona Barthel 6-2 6-0 in less than an hour on Wednesday afternoon.

 Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic celebrates after winning her Ladies' Singles second round match against Mona Barthel of Germany on day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 2© Getty Images

Barthel was matching her rival early on in the opener, but the momentum changed in the fifth game when Kvitova took advantage of some poor serving from the German to break for the first time.

Kvitova managed to break once more in Barthel's next service game, before easing to a comfortable success in the first set.

Falling behind hurt Barthel's chances, and there seemed to be little way back for the underdog when she was broken in each of her first three service games in the second set.

Barthel briefly threatened to keep the match going on for slightly longer with a couple of break points, but Kvitova fought back in the sixth game to complete the win with a fifth match point.

The 2011 champion will meet Venus Williams in round three.

Petra Kvitova hits a return against Sorana Cirstea during the Rogers Cup on August 9, 2013
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